I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.
outdoor oasis tumbler pitcher

The weather has been gorgeous (albeit, a bit hot) lately, and I have wanted to spend all of my time outside! We have been gardening, grilling and having friends over for dinner and drinks!  

My husband and I have good friends, the Newberrys, who frequently invite us to their house for dinner.  They are great cooks and gracious hosts, so we wanted to return the favor, and have them over to our house for an evening of Mexican food! We sent them an invitation, along with their niece Jackie, who is in a graduate program at the college.  We also invited our neighbor, Jason, in order to make it a fun and festive evening! 

I love cooking food for other people, and will grab any opportunity to do so 🙂  I found this beautiful, vibrant and bright decor at Pier 1, and knew it would be perfect for some of my favorite Mexican dishes, and Sangria! 

outdoor oasis

Pier 1 has their new Outdoor Collection available, and we found so many decorations that we wanted! They have everything from bright and cheerful chair cushions with matching pillows, to outdoor rugs, to gardening trinkets.   I saw these adorable herb markers that I thought would go perfect in my garden! 

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In the end, I decided to buy:

outdoor oasis table

chair 2For the food, I decided to make homemade taquitos, chicken and cheese empanadas, chips with guacamole, fresh salsa, and queso!  

taquitosAnd Sangria for the adults! 

sangriaThe chips and dip went quickly, but luckily I made extras.  When we get together, we don’t count calorie or carbs, we just have a good time 🙂 

outdoor oasis dipAfter everyone ate, we had the chance to catch up and enjoy the beautiful weather.  It was fairly warm outside, with a cool breeze, so it wasn’t stifling.  You may notice in the picture below, there is a wayward colorful umbrella hanging out on the left.  The cool breeze was a bit strong, and those umbrellas didn’t stand a chance.  

girlsThe flying umbrellas ended up serving two purposes: 

1. It gave Elle something fun to do: chase flying umbrellas. 

2. Once the flying umbellas were found, they became a table decor. 

umbrellasThese little guys are also available at Pier 1, here.  It seems like we did something else with the umbrellas… what was it again?  

Oh yeah… this. 

jasonThere is just something about little umbrellas that make people want to put it behind their ears, am I right?  

Everyone present had a wonderful time!  I am hoping we’ll make this a monthly tradition during these warm months to come! 



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12 Responses to Outdoor Oasis Party Ideas

  1. shari says:

    we just bought a townhouse after being in a 5 bdrm house over 18 years ~ I would buy something fun for the balcony that over looks the creek below while we have our am coffee!

  2. Leidy says:

    I’d buy the Stackable Acrylic Goblet Set and the Norfolk Drink Dispenser

  3. april says:

    I would get the Mason Jar Hanging Tealight Holders.

  4. lesley says:

    I absolutely adore the Daisy Swingasan!!!!!

  5. Mary Gallo says:

    I liked the string lights and paper lanterns. I would also buy some outdoor dishes, and tumblers.

  6. K. Finn says:

    I would use it towards the Rania Table – Red. So pretty!

  7. rachel says:

    I’d pick up those lanterns. So fun!

  8. tee williams says:

    I LOVE THE CANDLES, AND HOME DECOR’ AT PIER 1 IMPORTS…WOULD PROBABLY BUY CANDLES IF I WIN <3 TY FOR THE CHANCE <3

  9. Pauline P. says:

    I love the colorful goblets, and the pretty little umbrellas…. so festive!!!

  10. Megan blumenthal says:

    I would choose a bistro table and mason jar glasses.

  11. Teresa says:

    Loved it! My favorite is the cushion shot plus that yummy food!

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